Firm and Provider News

  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Proskauer Rose LLP has recently announced that Anthony Pacheco, a partner in the Los Angeles office, has been re-elected to a second consecutive term as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. As head of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Mr. Pacheco will continue to lead the five-member panel, which directs and maintains policy for the Los...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Accepting the arguments made by two Gibbons P.C. lawyers, a federal judge has dismissed a class action brought against a Pennsylvania engineering firm hired by the owners of a Reading, PA manufacturing plant to test air quality and beryllium levels at the plant. The lawsuit sought medical monitoring for thousands of local residents exposed to particles the...
  • Monday, September 1, 2008
    Amper, Politziner & Mattia LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced that two incumbents have been promoted to partner. Dianne Batistoni, a partner in the firm's Insurance Industry Services Group, has more than 20 years of public accounting experience both with an international and a regional accounting and consulting firm...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Microsoft Corporation has contributed $500,000 to the 10x10x10 Campaign of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The donation is the largest received by the campaign to date and will support MCCA programs fostering diversity in the legal profession. Microsoft's pledge will be paid over three years.More than half of the donation, $270,000...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Lou Ramos, a United States Department of Justice prosecutor specializing in economic crimes, has joined King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice as a counsel in Washington, DC. Mr. Ramos most recently served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. At the Justice Department, Ramos acted as...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Steven Bauer, a partner and head of litigation practice at Proskauer Rose LLP, has been appointed to the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) Board of Directors. GBLS provides free legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income individuals and families in Boston and 31 additional cities and towns in Massachusetts.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    On June 18, Pfizer Inc. hosted a New York City reception honoring Equal Justice Works' Patrons and current Fellows. Equal Justice Works is an internationally recognized organization that provides support for qualifying legal projects at nonprofit, public interest organizations. Its mission is to create a just society by mobilizing young lawyers committed...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced that Pamela Bruzzese-Szczygiel, Thomas H. Ferguson, Jacob J. Frohman and Lauri A. Mazzuchetti have become partners and Jeffrey A. Kauffman and Robert L. LeHane recently have become special counsel.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, is pleased to honor Partner Rolin P. Bissell for his dedication to the success of his fellow attorneys by awarding him the inaugural Frederick W. Iobst Outstanding Mentor Award. Named for Partner Frederick W. Iobst, who has been with Young Conaway since 1974, this award highlights the firm's strong commitment to...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) announced today that Ira M. Millstein has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Red Cross in Greater New York effective July 1, 2008.Ira Millstein is a senior partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and had served as chairman of ARC/ GNY's Chairman's Council.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP Chairman Arthur Makadon has announced that Virginia G. Essandoh has joined the firm as director of diversity.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    According to a new survey from Protiviti Inc., a global consulting and internal audit firm, organizations today are realizing tangible benefits from updated regulatory rules and guidance pertaining to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that were issued in May of 2007 by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and U.S. Securities and...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that the firm will be honored in Boston with the 2008 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, given annually by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). PAIR is a nonprofit organization committed to providing legal services to secure the safety and freedom of asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Thompson & Knight LLP has announced its recognition as one of the top Texas law firms in the prestigious 2008 The Legal 500 US legal directory. The Legal 500 provides commentaries on law firms in more than 90 countries worldwide and considers itself a guide to "the best of the best."Thompson & Knight is recognized in five areas of practice. The...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has awarded the diversity initiatives of two of the nation's leading corporate legal departments and a law firm. Receiving MCCA's Employer of Choice Award this year are the legal departments of Freddie Mac and Bank of America Corporation. They were chosen for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    The Pro Bono Partnership, the leading organization providing free business legal services to nonprofit community-based organizations serving the poor and disadvantaged in New York's lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County and Hartford, Connecticut and New Jersey, announced that four new Directors have been elected to its Board: Michelle Browdy, vice...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Top in-house counsel in large global companies have revealed that what most impacts their work right now is the pace and scope of global growth, far more than rising law firm costs or the economic downturn. The fast pace of globalization and the complexity and diversity of risks and demands was the top issue for more than 100 senior corporate counsel...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Lowenstein Sandler PC has announced the opening of a Silicon Valley office to be led by Kathi Rawnsley, who leaves Intel Capital to head Lowenstein's West Coast office.
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    CPA, the leading provider of outsourced legal support services and the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist, has announced that the company has been awarded the number one ranking in the "Contract & Legal Document Review" category, and the number two overall position in the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing's Top Legal Process...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. is pleased and honored to announce that member Judge William A. Dreier has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Medal of Honor by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) for his professional excellence as demonstrated by his accomplishments in the law and service to the profession and community throughout his career...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    King & Spalding has announced that it is representing Sprint Nextel Corporation in its agreement with Clearwire Corporation to combine their next-generation wireless broadband businesses to form a new wireless communications company. The new company, which will be named Clearwire, said it will focus on expediting the deployment of the first nationwide...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Three Proskauer Rose LLP attorneys, Peter Marathas, Robert Rachal and Yolanda Montgomery, have authored a Client Alert titled Pay-or-Play State Health Insurance Laws and ERISA Preemption.
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's Corporate Department was recently honored with the "Law Firm of the Year" award by the nationally recognized publisher The M&A Advisor. The firm was acknowledged for its diverse and complex portfolio of debt and equity financing deals within the middle-market. Legal 500 and Chambers USA have also recently...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (Fragomen) has announced that the New York office of Fragomen has recently moved to a more spacious office location which will allow the firm to better accommodate its growing staff and more efficiently serve the needs of its clients. The new office is located at 7 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004-2756. The...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    James J. Vincequerra has joined WolfBlock as partner in the Bankruptcy Practice Group and will be resident in the firm's New York office. He was formerly an associate at Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP in New York City.